The Divine Madman is the key biography of 1 of Tibet's best-loved saints, the buddha Drukpa Kunley. Drukpa Kunley used to be a "nyomba", a loopy yogi who taught via outrageous habit and ribald humor, via symbolic motion, songs and poetry. utilizing people's emotion, neuroses and sexuality, as a tantric yogi via skillfull capability and loopy knowledge he woke up their buddha-nature. He belonged to the lineage of Tilo, Naro, Marpa and Milarepa and taught an identical profound Mahamudra yoga, yet his such a lot mystery instructing was once radical Dzogchen, Tibet's existential yoga. He wandered as a tantric beggar via imperative and Southern Tibet within the fifteenth century and continues to be famous there because the hero of anti-establishment and anti-monastic stories and the writer of bawdy songs. yet in Bhutan he turned greater than an icon, he nonetheless is the consumer saint of a rustic the place the phallus is respected as a spiritual icon. This publication is a suite of anecdotes and songs compiled via a Bhutanese student, Geshe Chaphu, made final century, which grew to become a top vendor within the Himalayas. it's been translated by way of Keith Dowman into simply available prose and poetry. Lee Baarslag has illustrated the paintings along with her high quality line-drawings.
instructions in a manner that's effortless to use and understand. it's a compilation
of found teachings, termas, via the best grasp of Vajrayana
Buddhism, Padmasambhava, hidden by way of his woman disciple, Yeshe Tsogyal.
Treasures is replete with items which are direct, profound, clean, and pertinent
to our times.
These a number of revelations are for all degrees of practitioners. they supply indepth reasons of various elements of perform, together with: deity, death
and death, non-conceptual meditation and spotting brain nature. The
book outlines how one can follow those teachings for the trendy scholar, while
remaining actual to conventional principles.
“Padmasambhava’s pith directions are very important simply because he
is not only a mythical determine or an historical fantasy. he's an exact person
who regularly incorporates out spontaneous actions, together with manifesting
as treasure revealers, in order that there's constantly a clean, unimpaired teaching
that humans can perform. This additionally guarantees that Padmasambhava’s spiritual
influence and advantages are unceasing.
The particular caliber of those terma teachings is they supply a method
for accomplishment that's applicable for every particular new release, period
of time, and person one that meets them. The treasure teachings
he gave at the Juniper Ridge of Crystal Pearls comprise the basic meaning
of countless numbers of such instructions.”
—Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
By Dalai Lama, Victor Chan
This can be the extreme documentation of the evolving friendship among the Dalai Lama and the guy who him throughout eire and jap Europe, on a pilgrimage to India's holy websites, and during the Dalai Lama's close to deadly affliction. in this amazing trip Victor Chan was once presented an perception into His Holiness-his existence, his fears, his religion, his compassion, his daily practice-that not anyone has mentioned sooner than. we have heard the general public voice of His Holiness--now we're invited to snoop on his own explorations, and to take guide at the Tibetan artwork of dwelling.
By B. Alan Wallace
Equipped by way of the brain and existence Institute, this dialogue addresses probably the most difficult questions that experience pushed a wedge among Western technology and faith. Consciousness on the Crossroads resulted from conferences of the Dalai Lama and a gaggle of eminent neuroscientists and psychiatrists. Is the brain an ephemeral part impact of the brain's actual strategies? Are there sorts of awareness so refined that technological know-how has now not but pointed out them? How does attention occur? The Dalai Lama's incisive, open-minded technique either demanding situations and gives proposal to Western scientists. The booklet is composed essentially of discussion and extreme, frank conversations among the Dalai Lama and individuals.
This publication is the main well-known e-book of teachings of Machik Labdron, the good lady saint and yogini of eleven and twelfth century Tibet, now eventually translated in its fullyyt into English.
Dudjom Rinpoche used to be one of many seminal figures in Tibetan Buddhism within the 20th century, but only a few of his non secular writings were translated into English. This quantity includes a beneficiant collection of his inspiring teachings and writings, the center of that's a long dialogue of the total direction of Dzogchen, together with key directions on view, meditation, and behavior, in addition to direct suggestion on find out how to deliver one's stories onto the trail.
Also incorporated during this publication of their entirety are the oral directions, tantric songs, and songs of awareness from His Holiness's Collected Works, in addition to a beneficiant choice of the aspiration and supplication prayers.
By Jeffrey Hopkins
In fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Tibet there has been nice ferment approximately what makes enlightenment attainable considering the fact that structures of self-liberation needs to convey what components pre-exist within the brain that let for transformation right into a kingdom of freedom from soreness. This controversy concerning the nature of brain which persists to the current day increases many questions.This publication first provides the ultimate exposition of exact perception by way of Tsong-kha-pa, the founding father of the Ge-luk-pa order of Tibetan Buddhism in his medium-length Exposition of the levels of the Path in addition to the sections at the item of negation and at the truths in his Illumination of the idea: huge rationalization of Chandrakirti's complement to Nagarjuna's "Treatise at the Middle." It then info the perspectives of his predecessor Dol-po-pa Shay-rap Gyel-tsen, the seminal writer of philosophical treatises of the Jo-nang-pa order as present in his Mountain Doctrine by means of an research of Tsong-kha-pa's reactions. by way of contrasting the 2 systems—Dol-po-pa's doctrine of other-emptiness and Tsong-kha-pa's doctrine of self-emptiness—both perspectives emerge extra clearly,contributing to a fuller photo of truth as seen in Tibetan Buddhism. Tsong-kha-pa's Final Exposition of Wisdom brilliantly explicates lack of information and knowledge, explains the connection among dependent-arising and vacancy, exhibits tips to meditate on vacancy, and explains what it skill to view phenomena as like illusions.
By Tsultrim Allione
Women of Wisdom explores and celebrates the non secular capability of all ladies, as exemplified by way of the lives of six Tibetan lady mystics. those tales of serious girls who've accomplished complete illumination, overcoming cultural prejudices and a bunch of alternative difficulties which male practitioners don't stumble upon, provide a wealth of idea to every body at the non secular course.
In this revised and extended variation, Tsultrim Allione's vast autobiographical preface and advent converse on to the problems and triumphs of girls within the West who pursue a non secular existence, as she stocks her personal tales and studies. Women of Wisdom bargains invaluable insights to all these drawn to women's spirituality, despite historical past or culture.
This new version comprises Tsultrim's extended autobiography, overlaying the final fifteen years because the first variation seemed.
By Foreword by Tenzin Palmo, Thomas K Shor Thomas K. Shor
"A Step clear of Paradise tells the tale of Tibet’s Tulshuk Lingpa, a visionary lama who in 1962 introduced an day trip to what he and his fans believed to be the land of immortality defined in twelfth-century Tibetan culture. With over three hundred disciples, he ventured up a distant Himalayan mountain on the Nepal-Sikkim border so one can ‘open the way in which’ to a hidden land of lots chanced on on no map. Fifty years later, Thomas okay. Shor tracks down the surviving individuals of this visionary day trip and entwines their striking tales of religion and event together with his personal quest to find the truth of this land often called Beyul. What emerges is a panoramic tale alive with chance, bringing the reader as on the subject of the Hidden Land as a ebook in all likelihood can. because the fantastic account unfolds, the reader is bound to copy the query continually raised by way of the writer in his interviews: after which what occurred? the tale remembers and conjures up one among humanity's oldest aspirations—that of discovering a stairway to paradise
Linked to the merchandising of worldwide peace, the Kalachakra - or "Wheel of Time" - tantra is without doubt one of the such a lot exact and encompassing platforms of idea and perform inside of Tibetan Buddhism. This ebook features a whole translation of the Kalachakra initiation ritual because it was once conferred by way of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington DC in July 2011, with his statement and a entire creation by means of Professor Jeffrey Hopkins that explores the Kalachakra's wealthy symbolism, that means, and background. The booklet additionally comprises the Six-Session Yoga.